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‘Young Avengers’ takes home a GLAAD Media Award

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Marvel’s latest Young Avengers series by Kieron Gillen and Jamie McKelvie has won a GLAAD Media Award for “Outstanding Comic Book.” The awards were presented last night in Los Angeles.

Young Avengers, which featured Loki, Miss America, Marvel Boy, Kate Bishop/Hawkeye and the homosexual couple Wiccan and Hulkling, wrapped up with its 15th issue in January. In addition to Gillen and McKelvie, other creators who worked on the book include Mike Norton, Kris Anka, Stephen Thompson, Becky Cloonan, Ming Doyle, Joe Quinones, Matthew Wilson, Jordie Bellaire, Maris Wicks, Lee Loughridge, Clayton Cowles, Lauren Sankovitch and Jake Thomas.

The awards honor outstanding portrayals of the gay, lesbian, bisexual and transgender communities in various media. Other nominees this year included Batwoman, which won two years ago; The Fearless Defenders; Husbands and Life With Archie. The original Young Avengers series won in 2006, while Avengers: The Children’s Crusade was nominated in 2011 and 2012, and Young Avengers Presents in 2009.

You can find a complete list of winners on the GLAAD site.

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Was a great series, gay or not.

No surprise why it’s being canceled.

It wasn’t cancelled, Gillen and McKelvie just said everything that they wanted to and are moving on. For once a series is going to wrap up when the story is over, instead of dragging on forever.

It should actually be seen as positive that it ended because the story ended instead of continuing a book without a good reason. It’s something new and this whole idea of finite runs with previously set number of issues (seasons as they call it) can open up new possibilities for the type of stories writers can tell.

First time read about GLAAD awards…laughed so hard xD

I enjoyed the books, though mostly because I just love anything with Young Loki. It’s good that it got recognized, though I suppose it says something else that the same books get nominated over and over.

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